Preventing Summer Slide in FUN Ways
Summer Brain Quest blog sponsorship, were provided by Workman Publishing. All thoughts are my own.
Happy Spring! It’s finally looking and feeling like spring here in Connecticut, and spring activities (like softball for bachelorette #2, pictured above) are in full force. End of school year stuff is starting to pop up- concerts, field trips…and that all means one thing. Summer is coming up fast. We don’t have a lot of plans for the summer (yet), but one thing that is always in the back of my mind is the darn summer slide that I hear so much about…kids losing some of what they learned during the school year. But how do you pair summer fun with school learning?
As the kids get older and things get more complicated, I do worry a bit more about them forgetting and while we don’t do a LOT of emphasis on school stuff during the summer, we do look for some fun ways to keep the kids’ minds fresh on what they learned in school. Plus, mine always complain when they spend a good chunk of a new school year re-learning what they had learned the year prior. Kids on average lose about 2 months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. And while I firmly believe that summer is for play and adventures (even just in your own backyard using only imagination), I also believe kids should be able to retain information and not have to relearn things every fall. So, the compromise? A fun workbook for your child’s grade level that keeps that knowledge fresh in a fun, engaging way.
Summer Brain Quest workbooks, now available, make learning FUN and engaging for kids while keeping their brains fresh and ready for a new year to come. We have long loved Brain Quest products, and these new workbooks promise to keep the kids actively remembering their grade level curriculum. The workbooks contain curriculum content, but kids can hop around and go to activities that interest them. An interested kid is more likely to be engaged! Of course, my kids are weird and love to do workbooks, so I will have to hide these until summer comes or they will be finished before May begins.
You can buy Summer Brain Quest workbooks here:
The Summer Brain Quest workbooks are available for grades K-6. Each is filled with curriculum-based exercises, bonus challenges, outside activities, over 150 stickers, a summer reading list, and a Brain Quest mini deck, Summer Brain Quest will get kids excited about learning while keeping essential skills and core subject concepts sharp all summer. All exercises are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation State Standards, and state social studies standards.
SUMMER BRAIN QUEST is notable because it offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience that delivers personalized learning for every type of kid. Personalized learning is an educational method where exercises are tailored to each child’s strengths, needs and interests. Our goal was to empower kids to have a voice in what and how they learn, while ensuring they get enough practice of the fundamentals. It achieves this through our interactive format.
SUMMER BRAIN QUEST is structured like a game; each book includes a pull-out map that guides kids on a learning quest. They fill in their route on the map by earning stickers for completing workbook pages as well as pursuing outdoor activities. The map offers a choice of routes, allowing kids to customize their learning path and pursue what excites them most (extra math problems? more hands-on science?), and also encouraging them to jump around within the book to follow their curiosity.
Summer Brain Quest workbooks are available now for purchase!
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